Waterloo Wellington – HPC Courses

HPC Courses are designed to increase HPC expertise at all levels of care and scope of practice. Certificates will be issued upon successful completion of courses. Programs meet professional continuing education requirements. Please review course details below.  Still have questions? Please contact us: hpcinfo@hospicewaterloo.ca

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The following courses are for:

Health Care Providers & Volunteers

  • Fundamentals


  • Fundamentals
  • APPS

NPs, RNs, & RPNs

  • Fundamentals
  • EPM
Please note: Fundamentals is a pre-requisite for Enhanced, APPS & CAPCE
The Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Core Program is an interactive, introductory-level palliative care course ideal for any health care provider or volunteer who supports those with life-limiting conditions. Learn more>
Please note: Fundamentals Enhanced is a pre-requisite for CAPCE
The Fundamentals Enhanced program is designed for NPs, RNs and RPNs. This case-based learning session follows the successful completion of the Fundamentals of HPC Core program and focuses on assessment and pharmacology. Learn more>
APPS is designed for Personal Support Workers (PSWs), and Health Care Aides, who are graduates of the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Core Program and who have an interest in enhancing their knowledge and skills related to palliative and end-of-life care. Learn more>
Nurses with passion and experience in palliative care are encouraged to apply for CAPCE. The course is designed to support the development of nurses as leaders with expertise in hospice palliative care to serve as resource professionals in their facilities, agencies and communities. CAPCE graduates become members of an ever-growing number of local nursing professionals invested in the provision of high-quality, evidence-informed hospice palliative care practice. Learn more>
The Essential Pain Management course is designed to benefit and appeal to all classes of nurses. The focus of EPM is on the pharmacological management of pain. We believe health care providers have a professional responsibility to understand pain, in order to advocate for the best treatment plan possible for our patients’ pain management. Learn more>


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